Pitch Tim Draper your billion dollar idea

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Welcome to Vator.tv's first business plan video-pitch competition, featuring Tim Draper, the founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, "Ringmaster" of venture capital, and the VC with the biggest vision for entrepreneurs. The top entrepreneurs will get to sit down with Tim Draper and his partners to pitch their billion-dollar idea. The winning video pitch will get a chance to receive funding, mentorship from Vator angels, including Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and one of the leading public and private investors in Silicon Valley, and will be highlighted on Vator.tv.

 

Who and how to participate: Anyone can participate. We encourage students - high school, college, graduate - to entrepreneurs and inventors from around the world to anyone with an idea, really. Get the Vator community to help Tim: These video pitches will be public so the Vator community can help vet the deals for Tim. So, for those pitching, encourage your friends or colleagues to comment and rate your video pitches and/or to upload their own pitch about why your video pitch is the best. For those who don't want to share their secret sauce, share what you can. But remember: Success is 2% idea, 98% execution. In other words: Ideas are one thing, executing is everything.

 

What to include in your up to 2-minute pitch? Here are some guidelines:

  • Be original
  • Demonstrate your value proposition
  • Make it fun and entertaining
  • Explain the market size/opportunity
  • Avoid interview style presentations (boring!)
  • Tell us what keeps you up at night
  • Why are you better than your rivals? (And don't say you don't have any!)
  • What was the original need that sparked the idea for your start-up?
  • How does your role as a start-up entrepreneur impact your life?
  • What have you sacrificed for your start-up?
  • What if it fails?
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Competition dates
From: Monday, January 01, 2007 12:00 AM PST
To: Thursday, March 01, 2007 12:00 AM PST


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